Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Levonorgestrel (progesterone) [1.5mg] Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg]
Do NOT use if allergic to estrogen or progestin.
Discuss use with doctor before breastfeeding, may decrease milk volume.
Chateal is a combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation), and thickening the cervical mucus, blocking sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg. Chateal is also prescribed to: treat acne, reduce the risk of ovarian cysts (as in polycystic ovarian syndrome [PCOS]), treat painful or heavy periods and more.
If you have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications, this medication is NOT for you. Instead, Pandia Health Medical group’s doctors recommend progestin-only pill (POPs), IUD with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), implant (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.
Chateal is super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. Many women find that taking Chateal before bedtime or just after their evening meal helps reduce nausea and other side effects. After taking 21 days of white active pills, you’ll switch to 7 inactive pills with no hormones. These inactive/placebo pills are there to help you keep the habit of taking a pill every day.
Chateal birth control pills have two main active ingredients: Levonorgestrel (progesterone) [1.5mg] and Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen) [30 mcg].
Minor ones include breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, and slightly elevated blood pressure or blood sugar levels. Positive side effects are also a possibility, too — reduced acne, lighter bleeds, and fewer mood swings are fairly common.
The chances of serious side effects are extremely unlikely, but some cases have been documented, such as blood clots in the head (a severe new headache, causing double vision, or stroke), blood clots in the chest causing severe shortness of breath, blood clots in the abdomen (causing abdominal pain), blood clots in the leg causing leg swelling and pain.
These may sound scary, but remember — they’re very rare.
Pandia Health’s doctors are happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can’t prescribe Chateal since it’s been discontinued but they can prescribe Chateal EQ (the same exact pill from the same exact manufacturer) or another generic equivalent: Levora, Marlissa, Altavera, Portia, Lillow, Kurvelo or Ayuna for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.
Some women worry about weight gain when taking Chateal and other birth control pills. While it might give you the munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.
Chateal has been discontinued and Chateal EQ is the replacement. They have the exact same active ingredients and dosage by the same exact manufacturer (Afaxys). The only difference is the color of pills. Chateal had white active pills, and Chateal EQ has orange active pills. Afaxys changed the names of some of their medications to contain EQ.
Chateal EQ is the same as Chateal. They both have the same active ingredients, Levonorgestrel (1.5mg) and Ethinyl Estradiol (30 mcg). Levonorgestrel is an older progestin and has stronger progestational effects. Chateal EQ is an oral birth control with 21 active pills and 7 inert/placebo/sugar pills.
Yes, Chateal can help with acne by reducing circulating androgen (testosterone) levels. Androgens promote sebum production, an oil made by your skin. Too much sebum can lead to clogged pores, which create breeding grounds for acne.
TLDR: Chateal reduces sebum production and thus acne.
Yes, Chateal blends progesterone and estrogen to make your body think it’s pregnant so a real pregnancy won’t happen.